Blockbusters: Gold Run

Blockbusters: Gold Run ZX Spectrum Loading screen

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After winning a best-of-three match against an opponent, competitors in the TV quiz Blockbusters faced a Gold Run for prizes. Like the main game, this took place on a 5x4 grid of interlocked hexagons, each representing a question. Correct answers turn the hexagon to your colour, and incorrect answers turn it to the opposition colour (in this case, black, blocking your path). The big difference is that the questions are multi-word, with GEM perhaps representing Green Eyed Monster. In the early days players could go on to face 5 Gold Runs; in the later years it became 3 (probably because players who'd won so many standard games were more likely to win the big prizes). This home version is built around the same structure, and has 9 skill levels, dictating how much time you have.

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Blockbusters: Gold Run ZX Spectrum Anyone know why 1984 was delayed? Answers on a postcard
Blockbusters: Gold Run ZX Spectrum Notice the black spaces (wrong answers) forcing a change of route
Blockbusters: Gold Run Commodore 16, Plus/4 First question.
Blockbusters: Gold Run ZX Spectrum Title screen

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